Monthly Archives: July 2007 - Page 2

Photos at Flicker (Quiahuiztlan, Farallon Don Carlos)

New photos uploaded to Flickr, this are from Quiahuiztlan and Farrallon Don Carlos during our vacations at April 2007
Quiahuiztlan Cerro del Metate Beach at Farallon Don Carlos Flowers at Quiahuiztlan

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geish, BookFrom a time ago I wanted to read this book, the movie wasn’t very good from my point of view, but I wanted to check the book since I thought it will provide a more historic background than movie.

I wasn’t dissapointed, even there is no a precise historic background you will get some historic notes, and of course many details about the life of the geishas which are commonly portrayed as prostitutes. I have to say the book is really well written which will make you think in fact Sayuri is talking with you alone; in this way I see why the movie was very poor compared with this book: it lacks from the Sayuri story telling, in a movie the characters has to reveal all the plot through dialogues and corporal language, meanwhile the book relies solely on story telling through Sayuri. Even the movie doesn’t change the story and events of the book in a great manner it won’t suffice you when you read this great book.

Reading a bit more on wikipedia article of this book I’m surprised because Mineko Iwasaki, the Geisha who Arthur Golden thanks in the book as providing a interview for the book sued to the author because she cannot reveal details about their clients but she wrote an autobiography which I think she should reveal more details than a fiction novel…

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Ebay iPhone Email Address, who buy it?

When I was searching at eBay I try to look if there were iPhone unlocked and maybe I will bought before it arrives to Mexico. I think iPhone is a great option but here are trying to sell in MercadoLibre.com.mx (ebay cheap clone) for $1,000 and they will order your iPhone after you pay which is a fool action.

So I try with the search: “unlocked iphone” and the results were a lot of free email address with iphone word in there, surely if there is a iphone@site address could reach some attention, but with a lot of words they were only trying to get some free money. What impress me more is a site reporting there is a $610 winning offer:
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/ebay-watch-another-iphone-email-address-sells-for-610

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Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition

Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognitionWhile I was reading ACM Communications I found an announce of the 2007 SIGCHI conference focused on Creativity & Cognition. I browse the link and I saw the proceding is there I started to browse and I have to say the titles are enough to get your attention.

I started reading the Mitchell Resnick paper: All I really need to know (about creative thinking) I learned (by studying how children learn) in kindergarten

The well written paper will make you search for a lot of references for further reading; I can provide what I found =) :

I can wait to start reading all the proceding papers =).

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